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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)


AACE is a professional community of Clinical Endocrinologists that is committed to transforming the lives of patients by enabling one another to practice leading edge, proactive, ethical and cost effective medicine.

Members of AACE are physicians with special education, training and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology. These physicians devote a significant part of their career to the evaluation and management of patients with endocrine disease. All members of AACE are physicians (M.D. or D.O.) and a majority is certified by Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Members of AACE are recognized clinicians, educators and scientists, many of whom are affiliated with medical schools and universities. Members of AACE contribute on a regular and continuing basis to the scientific literature on endocrine diseases and conduct medical education programs on this subject.

American Thyroid Association (ATA)


The American Thyroid Association (ATA), founded in 1923 as the American Goiter Association, is a nonprofit professional medical society comprised of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding of thyroid physiology and pathophysiology, improving diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and promoting the education of physicians, patients, and the public about thyroid disorders.

In the 80 years of its existence, the ATA has grown to more than 850 clinicians and research scientists in the field of thyroidology. Thyroid diseases are among the most common disorders of the endocrine system, affecting almost 13 million Americans alone. Advances in understanding the causes and improving the clinical management of thyroid diseases are evolving at a rapid pace in the current era of biomedical discovery.

The Endocrine Society


The Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. The Endocrine Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology.

Mission of The Endocrine Society

To promote the understanding of hormonal communication at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, and improve the quality of life.

Activities and Services

The Society publishes four major peer-reviewed journals about endocrinology and metabolism - The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, and Endocrine Reviews. Scientific meetings are held each year that focus on the most recent developments in all areas of endocrinology - ENDO, The Annual Meeting and CEU, Clinical Endocrinology Update; and MCR, Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Research Course. Through these efforts, the scientific community is kept informed of advances in endocrine research and clinical treatment of endocrine disorders.

The European Thyroid Association (ETA)


The European Thyroid Association's aims are to promote knowledge in the thyroid field (fundamental and clinical) and improve knowledge of the thyroid gland and its diseases.

Latin American Thyroid Society (LATS)


The Latin American Thyroid Society is an association of Latin American scientists interested in promoting basic and clinical research in the thyroid field. The aims of the association are to promote basic and clinical research in the thyroid field and improve knowledge of the thyroid gland and its diseases; to organize and sponsor scientific meetings and courses; and to maintain relationships with other international scientific societies.

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